I am so excited to announce I have been working with My Babiie on a fantastic new range of buggies and travel systems.
My Babiie were great because they gave me freedom to design and make moodboards and be heavily involved in the whole process. These are the products I wish I had had when I had gone shopping. A lot of the travel systems and prams are all blue, black, navy and grey but there was nothing that expressed my personality.
I designed the buggies with my clothes in mind! Each one is inspired by colours and shades I really like wearing because I think it’s really important not to lose yourself when you become a parent but because I’d been a mum and tried and tested it all on myself and Belle I didn’t compromise on the safety aspect.
I made them small, foldable and practical as well as stylish. There are pockets for an iPhone and shopping carts for bags. You can pay up to £1,000 for a travel system but our full travel set is £299.99. Mums have got to be realistic about what they can afford but they still want to look good – so it’s nice to have ticked the boxes.
This is the first time I’ve ever done something like this but My Babiie let me bring my ethos and my mantras on board. It’s reminiscent of the way I live my life through my charity and all of the books I write. The whole idea about calling it Believe Buggies goes back to that idea of having self esteem and belief in you as an individual as well as a parent. When you’ve got those two things, you’ve got confidence and when you have that, you can do absolutely anything.
Even the most confident woman who might be running a team at work could have a child and loose her confidence. The spell of doubt can creep in, but I wanted to keep the faith and that’s what my collection conveys. The logo was born out of the same ethos – a butterfly for the girls and a swallow for the boys. That journey of the chrysalis growing into a butterfly. Having that freedom and knowing you’re OK to do this!
On Monday 3rd October I was honoured and privileged to be asked to present an award at the WellChild Awards, which honour young children and their carers. it was a very humbling experience and I was moved and inspired by the stories I heard. The way these children and their families cope with the difficulties they face is both saddening yet uplifting. The courage they show could be a lesson to us all.
My previous books have told the story of my long and painful journey back towards health and happiness. Now in Confidence: The Secret, I take the next step from recovery to empowerment, sharing what I’ve learned from the most difficult moments to inspire and guide others. I want to give my readers the tools they need to feel happy, confident and better about themselves. I believe that confidence is about valuing who you are, not what you do or how you look, so I hope the advice I offer will make my readers feel more confident in all areas of life, whether it’s at work or school, in relationships and friendships, or learning to love and respect your body. With my help and guidance, deep-down inner confidence is within everyone’s reach.
Talking to Paul Ross about finding inner strength, confidence and motivation
By Katie Piper
Here is a clip of my chat with Paul Ross on talkRADIO earlier this month. Hope you like it.
Launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women’s Health
By Katie Piper
On Wednesday 8th June, I delivered a speech at the House Of Commons at the launch of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Women’s Health. The group aims to empower women to ensure that they can make an informed choice about the best treatment for them and that they are treated with dignity and respect.
This is an issue close to my heart and although I cannot fault the care I received from the NHS I know of some women who have struggled for years, particularly those suffering from chronic gynaecological conditions.
The event was attended by many parliamentarians, and was supported by a number of representatives from charities and the medical and nursing Royal Colleges, patients, health professionals and the general public.
On Friday 18th March, Monday 21st March, Tuesday 22nd March and Wednesday 23rd March I shall be at The Ideal Home Show in London. I will be talking about “Confidence for Spring”, sharing some of my tips to make you feel better about yourself and full of the joys of Spring! I hope to have time to do a book signing too so buy your tickets now, I look forward to seeing you there!
BodyShockers Series 3
By Katie Piper
Series 3 of BodyShockers starts on Channel 4 on Wednesday at 10pm. I can promise you an eyeopening, mind blowing, toe curling and altogether amazing collection of body modifications, nips, tucks and tattoos. So many people have shared their stories with me…some have regretted their actions, some love them and some are not sure if they should go ahead. Please tune in and make up your own mind about the people I’ve met.
I am back at The Ideal Home Show this month (November.) In Manchester on the13th and 14th and at London Olympia on the 25th and 28th presenting a show called ‘Confidence at Christmas.’ During the show, I will pick two members of the audience who are looking for the perfect Christmas party outfit and my ‘glam squad’ will make them over backstage during the show. While this is going on I will give tips and hints on how to be confident at Christmas…. after we all like a bit of glamour at Christmas! I will be supported by a fabulous group of volunteers from The Katis Piper Foundation so please come and visit us!
I am also an ambassador for Remescar who will be sponsoring my talk at the show. I was recommended Remescar after surgery and found it extremely effective. It is a silicone treatment that helps with old and new scars, stretchmarks and spider veins .This revolutionary treatment is available without prescription and I found it supported the healing process of my scars, including stretch marks post pregnancy. It is available at Boots, meaning it’s accessible to everyone,I wouldn’t be without Remescar… it’s a handbag must have for me. It’s my little SOS stick of confidence.
Well the biggest news this month is that on the 6th November 2015 I got married! Despite some earlier health problems and after months of stress and preparation we finally managed to tie the knot and we had a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends. I was thrilled with my wedding dress which all started with simple sketch that my favourite designers Kolchagovbarba created after I told them how I dreamed of looking on my big day. It was such a happy day and quite emotional at times and I can’t begin to tell you how much it means to me to be Richard’s wife. I feel happy, safe, secure and loved, and of course we have our daughter Belle to complete our happiness.
Stylist Live Event
By Katie Piper
I am honoured to be taking part in Stylist Live in October. This is what’s in store for you…….
“The first ever STYLIST LIVE event is a four day urban festival on 15-18 October at the Business Design Centre, Islington. With an incredible line up of inspirational speakers, topical debates, expert demonstrations and catwalk shows, the event will also feature over 100 pop-up boutiques and an amazing selection of street food and cocktails.
Edith Bowman and Dawn O’Porter will be the hosts, and joining them are speakers including Katie Piper, Davina McCall, Caitlin Moran and Lorraine Pascale, who will be talking on the Stylist Inspires stage.
Also, don’t miss Learning Labs from popular London eateries such as Duck & Waffle and Sushi Samba and Culture Lounge performances from Laura Mvula and comedian Luisa Omielan.”